TCV in the South West

Tree Life Centre

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The Tree Life Centre is a community tree nursery where volunteers collect seed from local native trees and wildflowers, cultivate them and sell them on or plant them out.

Volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds gain valuable work experience and training. This programme brings enormous benefits to individuals and to the natural environment and communities of the West of England.

The Tree Life Centre works along sustainable principles, we don't use any chemicals and souce materials locally.

The Centre can also supply teams to undertake tree planting, woodland management and other conservation tasks, at very reasonable rates.

Come and visit us

The site is open to the public from 10am-3pm, Sunday- Thursday. 

To find us, walk through Grimsbury Farm past the bird & small animal enclosure and you'll see our large wooden gate at the back of the picnic area.

Activities for children and families

Wednesdays 12.30-2pm:

Little Acorns is our Forest School club for 2-4 year olds with their parent or caregiver. Sessions are booked on a 6 week basis at £24 per child.  Advanced booking essential.

email: karis.hockey@tcv.org.uk for more details

Sundays 10am-3pm:

We run drop in family activities on Sundays (small charge may apply), activities include pond dipping, gardening and nature activities. Come down to join in the fun!

Volunteer with us

We pride ourselves on recruiting volunteers from all walks of life, bringing the local community together and providing an opportunity to work together and learn new skills. There are lots of interesting activities that volunteers can get involved in and people also have the opportunity to undertake practical work-based Horticulture Qualifications while they are volunteering with us.

Volunteers with the Tree Life Centre are supported by the Project Officer or by Volunteer Officers who are trained to offer guidance on the best way to carry out the practical activities.

General volunteering opportunities are available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 3.45pm. So, get in touch and arrange to do a 'taster day' or 'half day'. There are several buses that pass near to the site and there's a link from the Bristol Bath railway path.

Tree Life Centre Volunteer Programme

 

Further Information

Karis Hockey
Project Officer
TCV, Tree Life Centre, Grimsbury Farm, Grimsbury Road, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 9SE
0117 960 5447
tree-life-centre@tcv.org.uk

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Location

From the A420 going out of Bristol, Grimsbury Road is the last turn on the right before the Ring Road/ Warmley roundabout. The driveway to the farm joins Grimsbury Road from the left 50m after the second mini roundabout

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The Tree Life Centre is a community tree nursery where volunteers collect seed from local native trees and wildflowers, cultivate them and sell them on or plant them out.

Funders and Partners

The Tree Life Centre's current programme is supported by and delivered in partnership with the following organsations:

Breakthrough
Choices 4 U
Freeways
Grimsby Farm
Milestone Trust
Options Support
Royal Bank of Scotland
Second Step
South Gloucestershire Council
Warmley Park School

The Conservation Volunteers would like to thank everyone from these organisations who we have the good fortune to work with in running the Tree Life Centre.